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Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their online experience

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Inside Office 365's APIs

Office 365's APIs are crucial to Microsoft's cloud strategy. Here's a quick primer on how to take advantage of them

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Review: Appery.io pairs mobile app builder with back-end services

The Appery.io online mobile development platform crosses categories, but support for native apps and offline operation are lacking

Shadow IT comes out of the shadows -- and back into IT

The cloud enabled shadow IT, but changes in IT management have helped IT gain ownership of the cloud

Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops

The company's commercial cloud revenue more than doubled, but consumer software sales took a hit in Asia/Pacific

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InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award 2015

Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners showcase the best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses

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Hortonworks' Hadoop now launches from Google Cloud Platform

Support for Hadoop includes the HDP distribution and connections to Google's other data-crunching services

Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

Azure, one of the strongest cards in Microsoft's hand, was absent from the Windows 10 preview event

One container technology does not fit all enterprises

This application-portability technology is hot for good reason, but its benefits aren't universal or guaranteed

Google supercharges cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

The company wants to offer a cheaper, faster alternative to RAM with its new solid state offering

Dropbox for Windows Phone hints at Microsoft's cross-platform future

The two companies are competing and collaborating on PC, tablet, and smartphone integration

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Azure Batch: A mash-up of PaaS and IaaS

As cloud services become more automated, the line between IaaS and PaaS continues to blur -- and large-scale cloud deployments get a whole lot easier

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10 things you should worry about in 2015

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points

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Review: IBM Bluemix bulks up Cloud Foundry

IBM's full-featured PaaS wows with Watson and an amazing array of services, but many are not yet ready for prime time

IBM eyes more cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

Future deals will focus on 'as a service' companies, IBM's CFO says

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8 OpenStack solutions that claim to be fuss-free

Turnkey OpenStack solutions have their own spins on maintenance, management, and the dreaded upgrades

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Shifting privacy and ethics in data-land

Data governance requires a thorough understanding of both data origin and data purpose. The big data world makes this more difficult than ever, placing the onus on the business analyst to measure the impact of data usage on privacy...

IBM's newest reorg won't fix its cloud problem

Shuffling people around isn't the answer to adapting to a radically changing market in which IBM's strengths don't fit well

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